[Haskell-cafe] Re: Adding an ignore function to Control.Monad

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sun Jul 12 04:12:01 EDT 2009

Stephan Friedrichs wrote:
> Johan Tibell wrote:
>> [...]
>> I also think void is clearer than ignore.
> So do I. Another point is, that it's familiar from other languages; a
> function "void f(...)" doesn't return anything but may have an effect on the
> environment.

That depends on what languages you are familiar with, of course.  To me void
is a type (C/C++) while ignore is a function (OCaml) ;-)


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